Mongrel

Mongrel

Hunzinger's Mechanical Circus, a rollicking seaside carnival where imagination meets machinery, shines as the only bright spot in the dreary city of Purinton. A shadow is cast there one day when a tall, cloaked figure approaches the stand of Will Marchman, a young patent-medicine salesman. Fanule Perfidor, commonly known as the Dog King, isn't welcome at the Circus. No resident of Taintwell is; they're all Branded Mongrels, officially shunned. But Will is beguiled by the stunning, mysterious Perfidor. Their mutual wariness soon gives way to desire, and a bond forms.Soon the naive but plucky pitchman becomes embroiled in a dangerous quest. Fanule suspects Alphonse Hunzinger and Purinton's civic leaders are responsible for the disappearance or incarceration of countless Branded Mongrels. But why? As Will's passion and regard for his tormented lover grow, he's determined to help Fanule get answers and prevent any further persecution... or worse. They just have to stay together-and stay alive long enough-to see their plan through.

Title:Mongrel
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781615816934
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    Mongrel Reviews

  • Julio Genao

    oh, bugger.first time I've ever been torn 'twixt one star rating and another to any degree worth bothering with a decimal.fanule's a wonderfully inviting main character, and the more I read of him the...

  • Lisa Henry

    The world building, guys, omigod! A Mechanical Circus, a town called Taintwell, a cat that can disassemble itself, and a group of people called Branded Mongrels. And the hero is called Fanule Perfidor...

  • Emanuela ~plastic duck~

    Fanule Perfidor is not a name, it's a magical spell that gives life to one of the hottest, sexiest, nicest, most compassionate, most sympathetic and BEST characters I've ever read. In the book everyon...

  • Bookwatcher

    I want a Mongrel like Fanule!!! nope.... he is not a dog... the is The Dog King... the Eminence of Taintwell... a light sucker... yes, he is a lot of things, and I fall in love with this amazing char...

  • Heather C

    This could have been amazing!I was really, really enjoying this book in the beginning. It was unique. It was dark. It was snarky. And I was really loving the world and the characters the author create...

  • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears

    Mongrel had been sitting, gathering dust on my Kindle for quite some time. The first time I tried to read it, I just wasn't in that mood. Having been chosen for me in the LGBT Fantasy Group challenge,...

  • Ann

    This was one of those amazingly descriptive books where you don't even feel like you are reading anymore. The world building was so well done. It's really hard to find a quality steam-punk themed stor...

  • Snowtulip

    I was completely surprised by how much I enjoyed this book (I haven't read too much steampunk). The imagination that went into this story and how beautifully Snow was able to translate that into words...

  • Ami

    This story reels in the fantasy/steam-punk world; between residents of Taintwell (with their Branded Mongrels) and Purinton (with their pure humans). Fanule Perfidor is the Eminence of Taintwell, The ...

  • Shelby

    This was a lot of fun. A mix of fantasy, paranormal, historical, steampunk. It defies genres by blending so many of them seamlessly. While the story took a little while to get into as figuring out all...